Archive for September, 2015

New memorial revealed during Founders’ Day service

New memorial revealed during Founders’ Day service

| September 25, 2015

It wasn’t exactly the usual crowd clustered inside the protective wall of the Fletcher-Williams family cemetery atop Monument Hill for the 2015 version of Sweet Briar’s Founders’ Day.

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Sweet Briar installs 12th president, celebrates Founders’ Day

Sweet Briar installs 12th president, celebrates Founders’ Day

| September 25, 2015

Neither the threat of rain — which had materialized sporadically throughout the morning — nor the thunderous winds that blew through the Quad could have stopped Sweet Briar College from celebrating another, once unlikely, Founders’ Day and the investiture of Phillip C. Stone as its 12th president.

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SBC musicians, horses put on a show

SBC musicians, horses put on a show

| September 22, 2015

The Sweet Briar Chamber Orchestra and the riding program will present a joint program, “Le Carrousel,” at around 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, on the dell near Prothro Hall.

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College to host tour of Monument Hill

College to host tour of Monument Hill

| September 17, 2015

Lynn Rainville, director of Sweet Briar’s Tusculum Institute, will present a talk about the Monument Hill cemetery at the Hamble Center in Amherst at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

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Senior dance concerts on tap

Senior dance concerts on tap

| September 17, 2015

Sweet Briar College seniors Samantha Cochran and Comora Littlejohn will present a joint dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25, in the dance studio theater at Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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Gager concert set for Sunday

Gager concert set for Sunday

| September 16, 2015

Sweet Briar College will present a recital by pianist Anna Billias and soprano Alina Kirshon Goldman as part of its Janet Lowrey Gager Community Concert series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in Memorial Chapel.

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SBC to host Fall 2015 Explore Engineering Weekend

SBC to host Fall 2015 Explore Engineering Weekend

| September 11, 2015

The Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program at Sweet Briar College is now taking applications for its Fall 2015 Explore Engineering Weekend for high school girls. The event is sponsored by AREVA and will take place Friday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 17.

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New art shows highlight female painters

New art shows highlight female painters

| September 10, 2015

Blue Ridge landscapes by regional female artists are at the heart of two upcoming exhibitions at Sweet Briar College this fall. “Anne Hanger: Landscape Abstractions” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with a talk and reception in Babcock Gallery, followed by “In the Shadow of Paul Mountain: E. Hunt Barrett’s Views of Sweet Briar” on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Benedict Gallery.

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President’s investiture, dance planned for Founders’ Day Weekend

President’s investiture, dance planned for Founders’ Day Weekend

| September 8, 2015

Sweet Briar College will celebrate Founders’ Day Weekend on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26. In addition to the traditional walk to Monument Hill, the College also will invest Phillip C. Stone as its 12th president.

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Cochran renovation recognized in ALA magazine

Cochran renovation recognized in ALA magazine

| September 3, 2015

American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association, has listed Mary Helen Cochran Library in its 2015 Library Design Showcase.

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